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The Outsiders

The Outsiders Description:

In Ponyboy s world there are two types of people There are the Socs the rich society kids who get away with anything Then there are the greasers like Ponyboy who aren t so lucky Ponyboy has a few things he can count on his older brothers his friends and trouble with the Socs whose idea of a good time is beating up greasers At least he knows what to expect until the night things go too far

Rating: 3.61 out of 5


Speak Description:

The first ten lies they tell you in high school br br Speak up for yourself we want to know what you have to say br br From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High Melinda knows this is a big fat lie part of the nonsense of high school She is friendless outcast because she busted an end of summer party by calling the cops so now nobody will talk to her let alone listen to her As time passes she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether Only her art class offers any solace and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party she was raped by an upperclassman a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him But this time Melinda fights back refuses to be silent and thereby achieves a measure of vindication br br In Laurie Halse Anderson s powerful novel an utterly believable heroine with a bitterly ironic voice delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school She speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while demonstrating the importance of speaking up for oneself br br i Speak i was a National Book Award Finalist for Young People s Literature

Rating: 3.25 out of 5

The Time Machine

The Time Machine Description:

The Time Traveller embarks on an astonishing journey into the future His Time Machine transports him to a far distant buy dying world where humanity is divided into two classes the graceful idle Eloi who inhabit the idyllic surface of the world and the Morlocks ugly nocturnal creatures who live and work underground In The Time Machine Wells created one of the first and finest science fiction stories a social allegory that is both vivid and perturbing

Rating: 3.31 out of 5


Stargirl Description:

Stargirl From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound the hallways hum with the murmur of Stargirl Stargirl She captures Leo Borlock s heart with just one smile She sparks a school spirit revolution with just one cheer The students of Mica High are enchanted At first br br Then they turn on her Stargirl is suddenly shunned for everything that makes her different and Leo panicked and desperate with love urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her normal In this celebration of nonconformity Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense emotional tale about the perils of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love br br b i Just announced STARGIRL will be adapted for film by screenwriter Kristin Hahn and director Catherine Hardwicke i b br br

Rating: 3.36 out of 5

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Description:

His early life as a slave his escape from bondage amp his complete history to the present time The autobiography of Frederick Douglass a great orator amp writer amp a leading figure in the abolitionist movement He escaped slavery in He lectured throughout the East at abolitionist meetings recounting his life as a slave His first autobiography The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave revealed his master s identity amp he took refuge in England where he was helped by sympathetic liberals to buy his freedom After returning to America he published the abolitionist North Star the first of a series of journals he was to create During the Civil War he helped recruit black soldiers for the Union army afterwards supporting Reconstruction amp campaigning for Republican Presidents Life amp Times of Frederick Douglass is one of the three autobiographies published by Douglass

Rating: 3.52 out of 5

The Common-Vvealth of Utopia: Containing a Learned and Pleasant Discourse of the Best State of a Publike Weale, as It Is Found in the Government of the New Ile Called Vtopia

The Common-Vvealth of Utopia: Containing a Learned and Pleasant Discourse of the Best State of a Publike Weale, as It Is Found in the Government of the New Ile Called Vtopia Description:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it This work was reproduced from the original artifact and remains as true to the original work as possible Therefore you will see the original copyright references library stamps as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world and other notations in the work This work is in the public domain in the United States of America and possibly other nations Within the United States you may freely copy and distribute this work as no entity individual or corporate has a copyright on the body of the work As a reproduction of a historical artifact this work may contain missing or blurred pages poor pictures errant marks etc Scholars believe and we concur that this work is important enough to be preserved reproduced and made generally available to the public We appreciate your support of the preservation process and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant

Rating: 3.62 out of 5

The Intelligent Investor:The National Bestseller on Value Investing For Over 35: The Intelligent Investor:The National Bestseller on Value Investing For Over 35

The Intelligent Investor:The National Bestseller on Value Investing For Over 35: The Intelligent Investor:The National Bestseller on Value Investing For Over 35 Description:

The classic bestseller by Benjamin Graham perhaps the greatest investment adviser of the Twentieth Century em The Intelligent Investor em has taught and inspired hundreds of thousands of people worldwide Since its original publication in Benjamin Graham s book has remained the most respected guide to investing This tape demonstrates that the continued success of common stocks cannot be taken for granted Among its special features are the use of numerous comparisons of pairs of common stocks to bring out their elements of strength and weakness and also the construction of investment portfolios designed to meet specific requirements of quality and price attractiveness

Rating: 3.43 out of 5

National Velvet

National Velvet Description:

A butcher s daughter in a small Sussex town ends her nightly prayers with Oh God give me horses give me horses Let me be the best rider in England The answer to year old Velvet Brown s plea materializes in the form of an unwanted piebald raffled off in a village lottery who turns out to be adept at jumping fences exactly the sort of horse that could win the world s most famous steeplechase the Grand National br Richly atmospheric of rural life in England between the World Wars i National Velvet i has enchanted generations of readers since its debut The heroine s grit and determination backed by the support of her eccentric and loving family offer an inspiring example of the struggles and rewards of following a dream br br br The book is one that horse lovers of every age cannot fail to enjoy The New York Times br br Humorous charming i National Velvet i is a little masterpiece Time br br Put on your not to be missed list The New Yorker

Rating: 3.72 out of 5

Second Treatise of Government

Second Treatise of Government Description:

The i Second Treatise i is one of the most important political treatises ever written and one of the most far reaching in its influence br In his provocative page introduction to this edition the late eminent political theorist C B Macpherson examines Locke s arguments for limited conditional government private property and right of revolution and suggests reasons for the appeal of these arguments in Locke s time and since

Rating: 3.26 out of 5

The Wealth of Nationals

The Wealth of Nationals Description:

An Inquiry into the Nature amp Causes of the Wealth of Nations influenced a broad range of thinkers from David Ricardo to Karl Marx Smith stresses the importance of the division of labor to economic progress Opposing mercantilist monopolism he offers a theoretical amp historical case for free trade br Five editions appeared before his death amp Edwin Cannan s team collated the st five The differences were published with a th edition in They found numerous minor differences between the st amp nd editions both of which were published in two volumes Differences between the nd amp rd editions are major Smith annexed these st two editions with the publication of Additions amp Corrections to the st amp nd Editions of Dr Adam Smith s Inquiry into the Nature amp Causes of the Wealth of Nations He also published a volume rd edition incorporating Additions amp Corrections amp the st index Additions amp Corrections included entirely new sections A th edition of had only slight differences from the rd Smith notes in the opening Advertisement I have made no alterations of any kind Cannan notes trivial differences between the th amp th editions misprints being removed from the th different misprints being introduced

Rating: 3.59 out of 5

Two Treatises of Government

Two Treatises of Government Description:

This presentation discusses the life of John Locke the evolution of his ideas and the political conflicts in th Century England which led to the writing of Two Treatises of Government The famous Second Treatise which contains Locke s central ideas on rights government and revolution is examined in detail Special attention is given to Locke s theory of private property which has influenced law and government for over two centuries

Rating: 3.27 out of 5

Esperanza Rising

Esperanza Rising Description:

When Esperanza and Mama are forced to flee to the bountiful region of Aguascalientes Mexico to a Mexican farm labor camp in California they must adjust to a life without fancy dresses adn servants they were accustomed to on Rancho de las Rosas Now they must confront the challenges of hard work acceptance by their own people and economic difficulties brought on by the Great Depression When Mama falls ill and a strike for better working conditions threatens to uproot their new life Esperanza must relinquish her hold on the past learn to embrace a future ripe with the riches of family and community

Rating: 3.57 out of 5

Mein Kampf: Vol 1: A Retrospect. Vol 2: The National Socialist Movement

Mein Kampf: Vol 1: A Retrospect. Vol 2: The National Socialist Movement Description:

The angry ranting of an obscure small party politician the first volume of Mein Kampf was virtually ignored when it was originally published in Likewise the second volume which appeared in The book details Hitler s childhood the betrayal of Germany in World War I the desire for revenge against France the need for lebensraum for the German people and the means by which the National Socialist party can gain power It also includes Hitler s racist agenda and his glorification of the Aryan race The few outside the Nazi party who read it dismissed it as nonsense not believing that anyone could or would carry out its radical terrorist programs As Hitler and the Nazis gained power first party members and then the general public were pressured to buy the book By the time Hitler became chancellor of the Third Reich in the book stood atop the German bestseller lists Had the book been taken seriously when it was first published perhaps the th century would have been very different

Rating: 3.28 out of 5

Jennifer Government

Jennifer Government Description:

In Max Barry s twisted hilarious and terrifying vision of the near future the world is run by giant corporations and employees take the last names of the companies they work for It s a globalised ultra capitalist free market paradise Hack Nike is a lowly merchandising officer who s not very good at negotiating his salary So when John Nike and John Nike executives from the promised land of Marketing offer him a contract he signs without reading it Unfortunately Hack s new contract involves shooting teenagers to build up street cred for Nike s new line of trainers Hack goes to the police but they assume that he s asking for a subcontracting deal and lease the assassination to the more experienced NRA Enter Jennifer Government a tough talking agent with a barcode tattoo under her eye and a personal problem with John Nike the boss of the other John Nike And a gun Hack is about to find out what it really means to mess with market forces

Rating: 3.50 out of 5

Holy Bible

Holy Bible Description:

For reading or study this sturdy textbook edition is created for understanding that lasts This NIV Holy Bible Textbook Edition has all the features students need to explore the riches of God s Word Designed with the help of Christian educators it offers many study helps and includes the full text of the NIV translation of the Bible Full color maps and inserts help you glean important information for understanding what you re reading Features Book introductions and outlines give an overview of each book of the Bible entry concordance helps you find key verses quickly and easily page full color map section for locating important places Double column format Nine point textbook type page full color front inserts offer further understanding of the Scriptures including Timeline of captivity and return Between the Testaments The ministry of Jesus Timelines of Old and New Testaments Timeline of kings and prophets of Israel and Judah Lists of Jesus miracles and parables

Rating: 3.32 out of 5

The Federalist: The Famous Papers on the Principles of American Government

The Federalist: The Famous Papers on the Principles of American Government Description:

The Federalist Papers written by Alexander Hamilton James Madison amp John Jay defend what was in their day a revolutionary charter the Constitution of the United States of America The Federalist Papers explain the complexities of a constitutional government its political structure amp its principles based on the inherent rights of humans Scholars have long regarded this work as a milestone in political science amp a classic of American political theory br Editor s Introduction br Preface to the nd Edition br Preface to John Hopkins Edition br Papers br Acknowledgments br Annotative Appendix br Notes on Preface to nd Edition br Bibliographical Appendix st edition br Bibliographical Appendix nd edition br Selected bibliography br Index

Rating: 3.58 out of 5

Global Capital and National Governments

Global Capital and National Governments Description:

This book examines the degree to which international financial markets affect governments policy choices It provides empirical evidence as to whether financial globalization creates pressures on governments of developed and developing nations to pursue similar policies and to reduce spending on social policies The book suggests that financial globalization does not lead to a race to the bottom among governments especially in developed nations It deploys several types of evidence the most unique are interviews and surveys of investment fund managers It also compares contemporary government financial market relations to those prior to World War I

Rating: 3.44 out of 5

Politics: A Treatise on Government

Politics: A Treatise on Government Description:

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers You may find it for free on the web Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery

Rating: 3.54 out of 5

Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)

Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) Description:

b NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST b strong br strong strong National Bestseller strong strong br strong b Roxane Gay s Favorite Book of i Washington Post i b b br b strong In this bestselling page turning saga four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fight to control their destiny in th century Japan exiled from a home they never knew strong br br em There could only be a few winners and a lot of losers And yet we played on because we had hope that we might be the lucky ones em br br In the early s teenaged Sunja the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea He promises her the world but when she discovers she is pregnant and that her lover is married she refuses to be bought Instead she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan But her decision to abandon her home and to reject her son s powerful father sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations br br Richly told and profoundly moving em Pachinko em is a story of love sacrifice ambition and loyalty From bustling street markets to the halls of Japan s finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld Lee s complex and passionate characters strong stubborn women devoted sisters and sons fathers shaken by moral crisis survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history br

Rating: 3.27 out of 5

Common Sense (Annotated): The Origin and Design of Government

Common Sense (Annotated): The Origin and Design of Government Description:

Throughout history some books have changed the world They have transformed the way we see ourselves and each other They have inspired debate dissent war and revolution They have enlightened outraged provoked and comforted They have enriched lives and destroyed them br br Published anonymously in six months before the Declaration of Independence Thomas Paine s Common Sense was a radical and impassioned call for America to free itself from British rule and set up an independent republican government br Savagely attacking hereditary kingship and aristocratic institutions Paine urged a new beginning for his adopted country in which personal freedom and social equality would be upheld and economic and cultural progress encouraged br br His pamphlet was the first to speak directly to a mass audience it went through fifty six editions within a year of publication and its assertive and often caustic style both embodied the democratic spirit he advocated and converted thousands of citizens to the cause of American independence

Rating: 3.76 out of 5

Walden & Resistance to Civil Government (Critical Edition)

Walden & Resistance to Civil Government (Critical Edition) Description:

On July Henry David Thoreau moved into the cabin he had built on the shore of Walden Pond thus beginning the most famous experiment in simple living in American history On the th anniversary of that event Houghton Mifflin successor to Thoreau s original publisher is proud to publish a new edition of Walden annotated by the distinguished Thoreau scholar Walter Harding and illustrated with Thoreau s own drawings Even those who have read Walden many times will find much that is new in this edition and those reading the book for the first time will discover why it has changed the lives of generations of readers

Rating: 3.46 out of 5

Faust: Aus: Deutsche National-Litteratur: Historisch-Kritische Ausgabe, 127 = Bd. 93, Teil 12

Faust: Aus: Deutsche National-Litteratur: Historisch-Kritische Ausgabe, 127 = Bd. 93, Teil 12 Description:

Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg ver ffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden Diese waren zu einem Gro teil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erh ltlich Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte B cher zu verlegen und das weltweit Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und F rderung der Kultur Sie tr gt so dazu bei dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten

Rating: 3.75 out of 5

National Government

National Government Description:

What are the three branches of the government What does the House sergeant at arms do How does a bill become a law You can find the answers to these questions and more in National Government As you go on this guided tour through national government you ll learn about the powers of the executive legislative and judicial branches of the United States government You will find out how the U S Constitution was designed to protect the rights of the people And you ll also learn about the powers the president has as chief executive and commander in chief

Rating: 3.71 out of 5

The 39 Steps - Greenmantle - Prester John

The 39 Steps - Greenmantle - Prester John Description:

John Buchan is one of Scotlands most popular authors This collection is of three of his most famous novels The Steps Greenmantle and Prester John They are fascinating stories from a master storyteller and will provide many hours of reading enjoyment Look out for more in the near future

Rating: 3.57 out of 5

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Millennium Approaches (Part One)

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Millennium Approaches (Part One) Description:

Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama The first part of Tony Kushner s epic drama of America in the s A vast miraculous play provocative witty and deeply upsetting a searching and radical rethinking of American political drama Frank Rich The New York Times br Daring and dazzling The most ambitious American play of our time Jack Kroll Newsweek

Rating: 3.59 out of 5

Resistance to Civil Government

Resistance to Civil Government Description:

Figura singular y enemiga de convenciones el estadounidense Henry D Thoreau desarroll una obra f rtil y heterog nea impregnada de un individualismo y de una integridad radicales Si su obra m s conocida Walden fue el resultado de su voluntad de experimentar la libertad y la vida autosuficiente en la naturaleza en sus Diarios ensayos y conferencias fue consignando su propia construcci n como persona Su ideolog a fue heterodoxa radical casi libertaria antiimperialista y antiesclavista y su influencia en los movimientos contempor neos de desobediencia civil desde Gandhi a nuestros d as ha sido enorme De su discurso tan firme como revolucionario y que por otro lado lejos de haber perdido actualidad se revela hoy m s que nunca como un referente para una sociedad asustada y secuestrada por poderes tan difusos como sospechosos son excelente muestra los cuatro ensayos reunidos en este volumen Una vida sin principios Desobediencia civil La esclavitud en Massachusetts y Apolog a del capit n John Brown que la introducci n de Juan Jos Coy ayuda a situar en el contexto oportuno

Rating: 3.60 out of 5

NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society (NERDS, #1)

NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society (NERDS, #1) Description:

A group of unpopular students are part of a spy network inside their school With the help of cutting edge science their nerdy qualities are enhanced and transformed into incredible abilities They battle the Hyena a former junior beauty pageant contestant turned assassin and an array of James Bond style villains each with an evil plan more diabolical and more ridiculous than the last

Rating: 3.72 out of 5

Green Parties in National Governments

Green Parties in National Governments Description:

By the late s Green parties had entered national governments in five Western European countries Finland Italy Germany France and Belgium This book aims to provide an understanding of the differences and similarities of Green parties in coalition governments

Rating: 3.38 out of 5

Dead Man Walking: The Eyewitness Account Of The Death Penalty That Sparked a National Debate

Dead Man Walking: The Eyewitness Account Of The Death Penalty That Sparked a National Debate Description:

In Sister Helen Prejean became the spiritual advisor to Patrick Sonnier the convicted killer of two teenagers who was sentenced to die in the electric chair of Louisiana s Angola State Prison In the months before Sonnier s death the Roman Catholic nun came to know a man who was as terrified as he had once been terrifying At the same time she came to know the families of the victims and the men whose job it was to execute him men who often harbored doubts about the rightness of what they were doing br br Out of that dreadful intimacy comes a profoundly moving spiritual journey through our system of capital punishment Confronting both the plight of the condemned and the rage of the bereaved the needs of a crime ridden society and the Christian imperative of love b Dead Man Walking b is an unprecedented look at the human consequences of the death penalty a book that is both enlightening and devastating

Rating: 3.77 out of 5